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Gates Foundation Program to Fight HIV in India Wasted, Says Forbes India

Forbes India today evaluates Avahan, the $258 million Gates Foundation HIV prevention initiative on the ground in India. And the program doesn’t fare well.

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“I’d Be Surprised If We Don’t Get It This Year”: President Clinton Speaks to Bloggers on Health Care Reform

At a meeting with a small group of progressive bloggers at the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Harlem this afternoon, President Bill Clinton held forth on climate change and building retrofitting, access to AIDS medicines in the developing world, and education standards, but came alive when discussing prospects for health care reform.

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Cristina Page, Troy Newman “Clash” on PBS over Late-Term Abortions

Cristina Page takes one for the team and goes up against Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman on a PBS “Issue Clash,” debating late-term abortions.

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow and Frank Schaeffer on Anti-Choice Violence

Rachel Maddow guest Frank Schaeffer says that while he doesn’t think that more extreme wings of the anti-choice movement collaborated with alleged killer Scott Roeder or knew he planned to murder Dr. George Tiller, anti-choice groups do know who commits vandalism against clinics, who glues the doors shut, who might plan to throw firebombs.

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New York State Senators Defect to Republican Party; Reproductive Health, Marriage Equality Legislation Doomed

Two Democratic New York state senators vote with Republicans to change leadership, imperiling both reproductive health and same-sex marriage legislation.

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Roundup: Abortion Providers Congregate at Tiller’s Funeral; Roeder Threatens More Violence

Scott Roeder threatens more anti-clinic violence; abortion providers gather at Tiller’s funeral; Washington Post profiles state-level abortion restrictions; Sotomayor submits questionnaire to Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Roundup: Roeder Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault

Alleged Tiller murdered Scott Roeder charged with murder and aggravated assault; how will the federal government ensure that such violence doesn’t happen again?

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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Investigates Scott Roeder’s History of Anti-Clinic Violence

In an extensive interview with the office manager “Jeffrey Peterson” of the Central Family Medicine Clinic in Kansas City, Rachel Maddow last night established that Roeder had repeatedly visited and vandalized that clinic — a federal crime under the FACE Act, that the FBI had been alerted to Roeder’s harassment of that clinic, and that the FBI did nothing about it.

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Operation Rescue, Jill Stanek: Only Too Happy to Aid and Abet

Anti-choice groups across the nation are busy insisting that since they didn’t personally pull the trigger, their protests, harassment, and hate speech are not to blame for the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Yet some anti-choice activists — even now — seem only too happy to aid and abet the crazy ones who will resort to violence.

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Roundup: More Details Emerge on Tiller’s Alleged Killer; Mourners Turn to Vigils Across the Nation

Two days after the murder of Kansas women’s health care provider Dr. George Tiller, more details emerge about the suspect’s hate-mongering, clinics across America tighten their security, and the religious right continues to worry that Tiller’s death will derail their focus on Sonia Sotomayor’s position on abortion rights.

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